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Illustrations of the zoology of South Africa, consisting chiefly of figures and descriptions of the objects of natural history collected during an expedition into the interior of South Africa, in the years 1834, 1835, and 1836; fitted out by "The Cape of Good Hope Association for Exploring Central Africa" : together with a summary of African zoology, and an inquiry into the geographical ranges of species in that quarter of the globe


Published 1838
Topics Zoology, Zoology
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Issued in 28 pts. For more information see F.H. Waterhouse, "On the dates of publication of the parts of Sir Andrew Smith's 'Illustrations of the zoology of South Africa,' in: Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. (1880), p. 489-491; also: K.H. Barnard, "The dates of issue of the 'Illustrations of the zoology of South Africa' and the 'Marine investigations in South Africa,' in J. Soc. Bibl. Nat. Hist., v. 2 (Oct., 1950), p. 187-189 and corrigendum, v. 2 (Nov., 1952), p. 408

Plates signed: Day & Haghe, lithrs. to the Queen

Each plate is accompanied by a blank guard sheet and approximately 2 p. of letterpress description

Plates 18 and 37 in "Mammalia" were apparently never issued. See F.A. Jentink, "On the Dates of publication of the parts of Sir Andrew Smith's Illustrations of the zoology of South Africa," in: Notes from the Leyden Museum, v. 15 (1893), p. 182

[1]. Mammalia. 51 plates with descriptive letterpress -- [2]. Aves. 114 plates with descriptive letterpress -- [3]. Reptilia. 78 plates with descriptive letterpress. Appendix, 28 p. -- [4]. Pisces. 31 plates with descriptive letterpress -- [5]. Invertebratae. By W.S. Macleay. [75] p., 4 plates

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SCNHRB copy (39088009486283) v. 3, Reptilia, plates 1-49, with descriptive letterpress (plate 31 and all after 49 wanting)

SCNHRB copy (39088009486283) v. 3 has stamp on original front wrapper: Smithsonian Institution, U.S. National Museum; accession no. 275839

SCNHRB copy (39088009486283) v. 3 has brown buckram library binding with gilt-lettered spine, faux marbled endpapers, and marbled edges; the original printed brown stiff-paper wrapper for pt. XXII (March, 1845), with publisher's advertisements on the back cover, is bound in

SCNHRB (39088003139748) v. 4, Pisces, plates 1-27, with descriptive letterpress (all after 27 wanting). The original printed stiff paper wrapper for pt. XXIII (Oct., 1845) is bound in


Volume pt19 220
Publisher London : Smith, Elder and co.
Pages 684
Language English
Call number 39088000745836
Digitizing sponsor Smithsonian Libraries
Book contributor Smithsonian Libraries
Collection biodiversity; americana
Notes Cullman Library (rare book)

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